After five days of picking by hand with just three people the majority of that time we are extremely pleased with the results. We probably could have continued picking for another three days but quite honestly we felt we had done enough and we did not want my sister to spend her entire holiday working!
We were just hopeful that the results of our labour and that of friends who were able to lend a hand for a couple of mornings were going to be worthwhile. Well they certainly were as the statistics noted here show, it was an excellent percentage yield.
I will follow this post up with a couple more about the process from picking to oil as it will be no surprise to my regular readers that I took loads of photos to share with you.
Talking of photos and sharing with you those from our recent trip to Asia, I have decided that as there are so many it would be better to start a separate blog rather than overload News From Italy with off subject posts. I am hoping that those of you interested in travel will follow me over there, for now I have just reposted the posts already shared here, but lots more to follow shortly. The new blog is called Travel Tales and there I will share our life adventures outside Italy, I am looking forward to hearing what you think.